Friday, February 20, 2015

Daybook Entry 2-20-15 

The Daybook is a blogging exercise I used to indulge in during my early blogging years.  I came across it again today and was inspired to use the template pounce again to get my blogging re-kickstarted.

FOR TODAY, Friday February 20, 2015

Outside my window...The wind is blowing snow flurries around and many little birds are enjoying the birdfeeder on my back deck.  Warmer than yesterday, the temps will get up into the 20s today. Yesterday it stayed below zero all day.

I am thinking... I really enjoyed the new Bible/book study that I took part in with some of women from my church, from another local church, and the staff here at Menno Haven. I was hoping to find a reason to fellowship with the women from the other local church, and this will be perfect! 

I am thankful... For a warm house and that I did the shopping yesterday so my cupboards are full today! 

In the kitchen... Lately we've been going to a major transition in the way that we eat. We have almost completely eliminated dairy from our diets. We are eliminating all grains, sweeteners, processed foods, etc for the next 30 days.  It is called the Whole 30 program.

I am wearing... Long underwear, black cords, red turtleneck,  grey, red, black and white striped sweater

I am creating... A healthy family, a clean house, and a blog entry!

I am going... To take Jaedyn to school in a few minutes.

I am wondering... If we will ever find a good school solution for Jaedyn.

I am reading... It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, and finishing book 5 of The Viking Quest series by Lois Walfred Johnson.  Both excellent reading.

I am hoping... To get to the point that all my kids will be in school and thriving.

I am looking forward to... Seeing what good changes the Whole 30 will bring to my family.

I am learning... About nutrition and healthy diets - quite contrary to common medical advice.

Around the house... The rats are happy in their clean cage.  Joe is in the clean living room on the couch watching The Hobbit DVD because he has a stomach bug.

I am pondering... what to do today.  I don't have much motivation.

A favorite quote for today... "The only ill will you will see here is that which you bring among yourselves." Gandalf to Thorin Oakenshield upon entering Rivendell.

One of my favorite things... My Bible.  I got it for my 16th birthday over 30 years ago.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Tonight starts Sabbath.

A peek into my day...


JoAnn said...

Sounds like things are going well. We finally got a bit of cooler temps today, but we are still in the low 40's. So strange for us. I hope your son starts feeling better and that the school situation works out.

Vickie at Homeward said...

How precious that you still use your Bible that you got at 16! I came to the Lord at age 15, and the Bible I had then is in my cedar chest. I carried it at my wedding. Think I'll get it out and use it for my quiet time. Thanks for posting about it, and glad you came back to the SWD.

Carol said...

Thanks Vickie and JoAnn. Vickie, my Bible has lost its front cover and doesn't get used much any longer, but when I do use it, it brings back many memories.

Mud Puddle Soup said...

It's so good to see your updates again. I've really missed hearing from you.

So neat that you are still using your Bible from your teenage years. Sadly, I don't think I even have mine but I am hoping to make a sweet memory with my current one using inductive studies, colored pencils and my heart notes.

John said...

Hi Carol, so good to see you blogging or using it as a journal. That actually is a good idea. I have been pondering the same thing. You do sound like you are doing well. Looking forward to your next entry.

Carol said...

I have always been a journalist, John. It is easier for me. I'm glad you enjoy it.